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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052080/societal-risk-evaluation-scheme-sres-scenario-based-multi-criteria-evaluation-of-synthetic-biology-applications
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Christopher L Cummings, Jennifer Kuzma
Synthetic biology (SB) applies engineering principles to biology for the construction of novel biological systems designed for useful purposes. From an oversight perspective, SB products come with significant uncertainty. Yet there is a need to anticipate and prepare for SB applications before deployment. This study develops a Societal Risk Evaluation Scheme (SRES) in order to advance methods for anticipatory governance of emerging technologies such as SB. The SRES is based upon societal risk factors that were identified as important through a policy Delphi study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050490/renal-cell-carcinoma-with-unusual-skeletal-metastasis-to-tibia-and-ankle-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#2
Kiran Shankar, Durgesh Kumar, Kariyanakatte Veeraiah Veerendra Kumar, Chennagiri Premlata
Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 5% of the epithelial malignancies worldwide with clear cell carcinoma accounting for 85% of these malignancies. One third of these patients experience synchronous metastatic disease and 20-30% of the remaining patients experience metachronous metastatic RCC. Bony metastasis accounts for 20% of metastatic RCC. They most commonly affect the axial skeleton and rarely the long bones or the small bones of the hands and feet. Bone metastases from RCC are predominantly osteolytic in nature, leading to significant patient morbidity due to the associated Skeletal Related Events (SRE)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045115/skeletal-related-events-significantly-impact-health-related-quality-of-life-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-data-from-prevail-and-affirm-trials
#3
F Saad, C Ivanescu, D Phung, Y Loriot, S Abhyankar, T M Beer, B Tombal, S Holmstrom
BACKGROUND: We investigated the impact of skeletal-related events (SREs) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in phase III trials of enzalutamide versus placebo. METHODS: Patients with mCRPC experiencing at least one SRE during AFFIRM and PREVAIL were assessed for trajectory-adjusted mean change in HRQoL by first SRE using Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Prostate (FACT-P; AFFIRM, three domains, and PREVAIL, nine domains) and EQ-5D (PREVAIL) instruments...
January 3, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044212/skeletal-related-events-and-prognosis-in-urothelial-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastasis
#4
Yusuke Tsuda, Tohru Nakagawa, Yusuke Shinoda, Atsushi Kanatani, Taketo Kawai, Satoru Taguchi, Yukio Yamada, Ryoko Sawada, Haruki Kume, Yukio Homma, Sakae Tanaka, Hirotaka Kawano
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to elucidate the details of bone metastasis (BM) and the resulting skeletal-related events (SREs), and survival and prognostic factors, in urothelial cancer (UC) patients with BM. METHODS: A total of 48 UC patients with BM who were treated at our institution between 1994 and 2013 were enrolled. Details of BM and SREs were investigated. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate survival duration. Relationships between several clinical features and survival were analyzed using the log-rank test and the Cox hazard model...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039323/succession-of-splicing-regulatory-elements-determines-cryptic-5-ss-functionality
#5
Anna-Lena Brillen, Katrin Schöneweis, Lara Walotka, Linda Hartmann, Lisa Müller, Johannes Ptok, Wolfgang Kaisers, Gereon Poschmann, Kai Stühler, Emanuele Buratti, Stephan Theiss, Heiner Schaal
A critical step in exon definition is the recognition of a proper splice donor (5'ss) by the 5' end of U1 snRNA. In the selection of appropriate 5'ss, cis-acting splicing regulatory elements (SREs) are indispensable. As a model for 5'ss recognition, we investigated cryptic 5'ss selection within the human fibrinogen Bβ-chain gene (FGB) exon 7, where we identified several exonic SREs that simultaneously acted on up- and downstream cryptic 5'ss. In the FGB exon 7 model system, 5'ss selection iteratively proceeded along an alternating sequence of U1 snRNA binding sites and interleaved SREs which in principle supported different 3' exon ends...
December 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027934/histone-modifications-in-fasn-modulated-by-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-protein-1c-and-carbohydrate-responsive-element-binding-protein-under-insulin-stimulation-are-related-to-nafld
#6
Wei Shen, Xuan Du, Can Cai, Jialing Yao, Youping Zhou, Huihong Yu
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its causal factors of hepatic insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes are rapidly growing worldwide. Developing new therapeutic methods for these conditions requires a comprehensive understanding between hepatic lipid metabolism and IR. Sterol regulatory element-binding transcription factor 1c (SREBP-1c) and carbohydrate responsive-element binding protein (ChREBP) are the major regulators of fatty acid synthase (FASN), a key enzyme of de novo fatty acid synthesis...
December 24, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026865/factors-predicting-skeletal-related-events-in-patients-with-bone-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#7
Zachary Klaassen, Lauren E Howard, Amanda de Hoedt, Christopher L Amling, William J Aronson, Matthew R Cooperberg, Christopher J Kane, Martha K Terris, Stephen J Freedland
BACKGROUND: Skeletal-related events (SREs) are common complications of bone metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). To the authors' knowledge, there are limited data regarding which factors predict SREs. The authors identified risk factors for SREs in men with bone mCRPC using characteristics commonly available in the medical record. METHODS: Data from 454 patients with nonmetastatic CRPC were identified from 2 Veteran Affairs Medical Centers from 2000 through 2013...
December 27, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008381/pathologic-fracture-and-healthcare-resource-utilisation-a-retrospective-study-in-eight-european-countries
#8
Jean-Jacques Body, Yves Pascal Acklin, Oliver Gunther, Guy Hechmati, João Pereira, Nikos Maniadakis, Evangelos Terpos, Jindrich Finek, Roger von Moos, Susan Talbot, Harm Sleeboom
BACKGROUND: Skeletal-related events (SREs; pathologic fracture [PF], spinal cord compression and radiation or surgery to bone) are common complications of bone metastases or bone lesions and can impose a considerable burden on patients and healthcare systems. In this study, the healthcare resource utilisation (HRU) associated with PFs in patients with bone metastases or lesions secondary to solid tumours or multiple myeloma was estimated in eight European countries. METHODS: Eligible patients were identified in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland...
November 2016: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972661/skeletal-related-events-sres-and-renal-function-in-patients-with-symptomatic-multiple-myeloma-mm-results-from-belgium-france-germany-italy-spain-switzerland-and-the-united-kingdom
#9
S Gonzalez-McQuire, M Intorcia, F Gatta, P Schoen, L Fink, C Gazzola, A Flinois, K Yong, M Raab, H Leleu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896639/seom-clinical-guideline-for-bone-metastases-from-solid-tumours-2016
#10
C Grávalos, C Rodríguez, A Sabino, M Á Seguí, J A Virizuela, A Carmona, J Cassinello, D Isla, C Jara, M Martín
Bone metastases are common in many advanced solid tumours, being breast, prostate, thyroid, lung, and renal cancer the most prevalent. Bone metastases can produce skeletal-related events (SREs), defined as pathological fracture, spinal cord compression, need of bone irradiation or need of bone surgery, and hypercalcaemia. Patients with bone metastases experience pain, functional impairment and have a negative impact on their quality of life. Several imaging techniques are available for diagnosis of this disease...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877227/incidence-and-predictors-of-bone-metastases-bm-and-skeletal-related-events-sres-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-sclc-a-swiss-patient-cohort
#11
Katrin Conen, Raphael Hagmann, Viviane Hess, Alfred Zippelius, Sacha I Rothschild
Objectives: Bone metastases (BM) and skeletal-related events (SREs) are frequent complications in patients with lung cancer. Whereas in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) incidence, prognostic impact, and risk factors are well established, there is only little knowledge in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). We retrospectively evaluated the incidence of BM, SRE and their treatment in a SCLC patient cohort treated at our hospital. We further assessed the role of Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH), a possible predictor of BM development in SCLC patients...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867312/sustainable-grassland-systems-a-modelling-perspective-based-on-the-north-wyke-farm-platform
#12
L Wu, X Zhang, B A Griffith, T H Misselbrook
The North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP) provides data from the field- to the farm-scale, enabling the research community to address key issues in sustainable agriculture better and to test models that are capable of simulating soil, plant and animal processes involved in the systems. The tested models can then be used to simulate how agro-ecosystems will respond to changes in the environment and management. In this study, we used baseline datasets generated from the NWFP to validate the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum System (SPACSYS) model in relation to the dynamics of soil water content, water loss from runoff and forage biomass removal...
July 2016: European Journal of Soil Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861625/computational-identification-of-tissue-specific-splicing-regulatory-elements-in-human-genes-from-rna-seq-data
#13
Eman Badr, Mahmoud ElHefnawi, Lenwood S Heath
Alternative splicing is a vital process for regulating gene expression and promoting proteomic diversity. It plays a key role in tissue-specific expressed genes. This specificity is mainly regulated by splicing factors that bind to specific sequences called splicing regulatory elements (SREs). Here, we report a genome-wide analysis to study alternative splicing on multiple tissues, including brain, heart, liver, and muscle. We propose a pipeline to identify differential exons across tissues and hence tissue-specific SREs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804097/differentiating-the-effects-of-climate-and-land-use-change-on-european-biodiversity-a-scenario-analysis
#14
Jan E Vermaat, Fritz A Hellmann, Astrid J A van Teeffelen, Jelle van Minnen, Rob Alkemade, Regula Billeter, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Luigi Boitani, Mar Cabeza, Christian K Feld, Brian Huntley, James Paterson, Michiel F WallisDeVries
Current observed as well as projected changes in biodiversity are the result of multiple interacting factors, with land use and climate change often marked as most important drivers. We aimed to disentangle the separate impacts of these two for sets of vascular plant, bird, butterfly and dragonfly species listed as characteristic for European dry grasslands and wetlands, two habitats of high and threatened biodiversity. We combined articulations of the four frequently used SRES climate scenarios and associated land use change projections for 2030, and assessed their impact on population trends in species (i...
November 1, 2016: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797240/prevalence-and-survival-patterns-of-patients-with-bone-metastasis-from-common-cancers-in-thailand
#15
Areerak Phanphaisarn, Jayantorn Patumanond, Jongkolnee Settakorn, Parunya Chaiyawat, Jeerawan Klangjorhor, Dumnoensun Pruksakorn
BACKGROUND: Bone metastasis is a single condition but presents with various patterns and severities. Skeletal- related events (SREs) deteriorate overall performance status and reduce quality of life. However, guidelines for early detection and management are limited. This study includes a survey of the prevalence of bone metastasis in cases with common cancers in Thailand as well as a focus on survival patterns and SREs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted using a database of the Chiang Mai Cancer Registry and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry of the OLARN Center, Chiang Mai University...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781160/predictions-of-potential-geographical-distribution-and-quality-of-schisandra-sphenanthera-under-climate-change
#16
Yanlong Guo, Haiyan Wei, Chunyan Lu, Bei Gao, Wei Gu
Climate change will significantly affect plant distribution as well as the quality of medicinal plants. Although numerous studies have analyzed the effect of climate change on future habitats of plants through species distribution models (SDMs), few of them have incorporated the change of effective content of medicinal plants. Schisandra sphenanthera Rehd. et Wils. is an endangered traditional Chinese medical plant which is mainly located in the Qinling Mountains. Combining fuzzy theory and a maximum entropy model, we obtained current spatial distribution of quality assessment for S...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736957/high-potency-vegfrs-met-fms-triple-blockade-by-tas-115-concomitantly-suppresses-tumor-progression-and-bone-destruction-in-tumor-induced-bone-disease-model-with-lung-carcinoma-cells
#17
Hidenori Fujita, Akira Gomori, Yayoi Fujioka, Yuki Kataoka, Kenji Tanaka, Akihiro Hashimoto, Takamasa Suzuki, Kenjiro Ito, Tomonori Haruma, Hiromi Yamamoto-Yokoi, Naomoto Harada, Motomu Sakuragi, Nobuyuki Oda, Kenichi Matsuo, Masaki Inada, Kazuhiko Yonekura
Approximately 25-40% of patients with lung cancer show bone metastasis. Bone modifying agents reduce skeletal-related events (SREs), but they do not significantly improve overall survival. Therefore, novel therapeutic approaches are urgently required. In this study, we investigated the anti-tumor effect of TAS-115, a VEGFRs and HGF receptor (MET)-targeted kinase inhibitor, in a tumor-induced bone disease model. A549-Luc-BM1 cells, an osteo-tropic clone of luciferase-transfected A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells (A549-Luc), produced aggressive bone destruction associated with tumor progression after intra-tibial (IT) implantation into mice...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730756/risk-of-skeletal-related-events-among-elderly-prostate-cancer-patients-by-site-of-metastasis-at-diagnosis
#18
Arif Hussain, Abdalla Aly, C Daniel Mullins, Yi Qian, Jorge Arellano, Eberechukwu Onukwugha
The purpose of this study was to estimate the risk of developing skeletal-related events (SREs) based on site of metastasis at diagnosis and identify other predictors of developing SREs among metastatic prostate cancer patients. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using linked SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) and Medicare data and identified men over the age of 65 with incident metastatic prostate cancer diagnosed during 2005-2009. SREs included radiation (RAD), pathological fractures (PF), bone surgery (BS), and spinal cord compression (SCC)...
November 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716496/bone-targeted-therapy-use-in-patients-with-bone-metastases-from-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#19
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Nathalie LeVasseur, Mark Clemons, Brian Hutton, Risa Shorr, Carmel Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced lung cancer commonly have bone metastases. Compared with other malignancies, the use of bone-targeted agents (e.g. bisphosphonates and denosumab) is less common in lung cancer patients. This may be due to the perception that bone-targeted agents are less effective in this population. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review to evaluate data from randomized trials of bone-targeted agents in lung cancer patients with bone metastases...
November 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666299/therapeutic-management-of-bone-metastasis-in-prostate-cancer-an-update
#20
Fable Zustovich, Davide Pastorelli
Bone metastases affect the majority of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. This review describes the current therapies available for the management of CRPC patients with bone metastases. Areas covered: Studies on the use of currently available therapeutic approaches for palliating pain, delaying skeletal-related events (SREs) and prolonging survival in CRPC patients with bone metastases have been examined. PubMed database was searched in May 2016 starting with the following keywords: ('castration-resistant prostate cancer' OR 'CRPC') AND 'bone metastases', and approximately 270 results were retrieved...
October 6, 2016: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
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